The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic venue located in Charleston, South Carolina. This plantation, which was once the Drayton's family home, was constructed back in 1676. Now, this elegant wedding venue contains 500 acres of gorgeous garden spaces and romantic Spanish moss-draped oak trees that are perfect for a classic southern wedding backdrop.
Facilities and Capacity
Proclaimed as Charleston's last romantic garden, the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens does not disappoint with its myriad of seasonal blooms. Depending on your wedding season, you and your guests will be surrounded by azaleas or camellias on your special day. With enough space for up to 250 of your friends and family, the property and gardens and will charm couples and their guests both indoors and out. Couples can choose from the Conservatory, which is an indoor greenhouse, the Carriage House, which overlooks the Ashley River, or the Plantation House Veranda, which overlooks the gardens, as possible indoor options.
The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens aims to provide couples and guests with a welcoming environment to celebrate not only wedding ceremonies and receptions, but also rehearsal dinners. This venue, which is also pet friendly, enjoys making you and your guests feel right at home. The team can assist you with outside vendors and provide you with a bridal suite, if needed, on your special day.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Katie · Married on 07/05/2015
Magnolia plantation is where I had my July 2015 destination wedding and it could not have been a more perfect location! The site itself was absolutely breathtaking, it met all of my criteria in a venue. i had my wedding at the carriage house, lucky for me it was hot but a beautiful day! my whole life I've always wanted an outdoor ceremony on the water and be able to have the reception indoors. This location was able to give me all of those thing! We said our vows under the most beautiful old oak tree that were all dripping with Spanish moss right on the Ashley River. When we finished the guests could walk straight into the carriage house to cool off and begin our night of fun! It even had enough room to accommodate a nice size wedding! We had about 100 guests with it being out of town but I believe there was enough room for around 150 at this location! My guests were all blown away by the sheer beauty of the venue. The whole location was the epitome of southern charm and was truly the most romantic setting for the most romantic day of my life. I would not have changed a thing and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Lauren Schwartz · Married on 10/14/2018
We had a such wonderful experience at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens! We were planning our wedding from Philadelphia, and couldn't ask for more a helpful team to work with throughout the planning process. From our initial tour of the entire plantation and venue space, we had a great experience on site and with the staff. The Magnolia team provided us with an amazing list of vendors who were familiar with the venue, and were there to provide more recommendations along the way. When we decided to book the Carriage House for our wedding, we were happy to find out that an outdoor ceremony site was also included, as well as use of the entire plantation for photos, and a bridal suite. We got married on the grounds of the Carriage House this past October and couldn't have asked for a more picture perfect day. The grounds provide such an AMAZING backdrop for photographs and a wedding ceremony! We are so overwhelmed thinking back to how beautiful our wedding was.
Nakia · Married on 08/16/2018
We eloped with just us and our two girls but the plantation staff still pulled out all the stops! Each spot is more beautiful than the next on the plantation so you can’t go wrong with location or pictures. Beautiful bridal suit also made getting ready convenient and fun!
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Everywhere you look is a backdrop. Water, green, marsh, bridges, grand oaks! Great place for the quiet moments and big celebrations.
Magnolia Plantation is at the top of our list of places to film a wedding. We've traveled throughout the country and this property is like no other. Not only the venue but the staff has been incredible to work alongside.
Magnolia Plantation is one of the most gorgeous venues in town with breathtaking, iconic views. We look forward to many events with the wonderful team this coming year!